Gaze meaning

gāz
To gaze is defined as to stare or look at something with a steady look.

When you stare dreamily into your lover's eyes for long periods of time, this is an example of gaze.

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A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
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A steady look.
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The definition of a gaze is a steady and intense look.

When someone stares at you for a long period of time, the look they are giving you is an example of a gaze.

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(archaic) The object gazed on.
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In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.
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A steady, fixed look.
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To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
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(poetic) To stare at.
  • 1667: Strait toward Heav'n my wondring Eyes I turnd, / And gaz'd a while the ample Skie — John Milton, Paradise Lost (book VIII)
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To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy.
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(intransitive) To stare intently or earnestly.
  • Bible, Acts i. 11
    Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?.

In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)

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Origin of gaze

  • Middle English gasen probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Akin to Swedish dial. gasa and Gothic (usgasjan, “to terrify”).

    From Wiktionary